How much should I tip my guide?
Ultimately, the guides tip depends on his performance and is up to you as the client. However, we have found it is typical to tip a guide ~10% of the hunt cost if his/her performance was exemplary and your experience was great. Also, don’t forget to acknowledge the lodge staff camp cooks!
How far in advance do I need to book my hunt?
Hunt dates and availability depend on species and type of experience you want to have. We have many hunting opportunities available. Contact us today to discuss further details and to learn what is currently available.
Are hunts on private or public land?
Our hunts take place on a wide variety of land ranging from large private ranches to leases and public land dependent on the hunt you book, and species hunted. Throughout the booking process, we will make sure you are aware of when and where you will be hunting. It is important to us to exceed your expectations.
How can I get my trophy home?
Our staff is prepared to help you take the proper steps to ensuring your trophy is properly prepared for taxidermy or whatever you may desire doing with it. We can help with arranging processing and transportation of meat, antlers, and capes as needed.
Can I donate the meat from my animal?
Yes, you can. However, if you choose to donate your animal you are still responsible for the meat processing costs and we will ensure the meat goes to a family in need.
What happens if I wound an animal and we are unable to recover it?
We, like most other trophy quality management operations enforce a strict “draw blood rule”. This means that if you wound an animal, that is the only animal you may pursue for the rest of your hunt. The only exception that may be made is after strenuous attempts to recover the animal, we may let you hunt a management “cull” class animal after. This rule is to ensure all our clients have opportunity to hunt top notch managed ranches and for ethical reasons.
Do you provide transportation to and from the airport?
The only time we provide transportation to and from the airport is for hunts booked with accommodations at our Bijou Springs Ranch flying in and out of Colorado Springs.
What is the average range for a rifle shot?
The most common shot distance is approximately 200 yards. However, it isn’t uncommon to have shots closer and out to 400 yards or more. The most important thing is for you to communicate with your guide as to your capabilities and comfort zone. You will never be pressured to take a shot you are not comfortable taking. You should be sure to practice shots from various ranges and different field shooting positions prior to your hunt.